Siegfried Sassoon

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Standard Name: Sassoon, Siegfried

Connections

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Friends, Associates Lady Ottoline Morrell
Along with its owners, the manor was frequently full of guests: writers and artists among them included Katherine Mansfield , D. H. Lawrence , Aldous Huxley , Siegfried Sassoon , W. B. Yeats , and...
Friends, Associates Frances Cornford
FC also developed friendships, although not close ones, with Walter de la Mare , Eric Gill , Bertrand Russell , Siegfried Sassoon , Ralph and Ursula Vaughan Williams, and Virginia Woolf .
Cornford, Hugh, Gwen Raverat, Christopher Cornford, Frances Cornford, Gwen Raverat, and Christopher Cornford. “Frances Cornford 1886-1960”. Selected Poems, edited by Jane Dowson and Jane Dowson, Enitharmon Press, 1996, p. xxvii - xxxvii.
xxxv
Friends, Associates Ruth Pitter
RP knew T. S. Eliot well enough to enjoy a courtly encounter with him at a bus stop, but she felt his great innovations had not necessarily been a good thing for English poetry, and...
Friends, Associates Laura Riding
Graves and Riding were touchy as friends, between their sense of literary mission (they saw Graves's biography of T. E. Lawrence as a somewhat demeaning potboiler, not part of his real work at all) and...
Friends, Associates Edith Sitwell
ES had many friendships, and there were few notables in the artistic world whom she did not meet. Her friendships were quite volatile, with frequent quarrels, sometimes caused by the practical jokes and the heightened...
Friends, Associates Rumer Godden
RG preserved her friendship with the director Jean Renoir from the time that he filmed her novel The River. After moving to Highgate she became friendly with the writer Stevie Smith (whom she calls...
Friends, Associates Helen Waddell
Friends from HW 's time at Somerville included Maude Clarke , whom she had known as a child and whose Oxford position had been one of the incentives to go there, and archaelogist Helen Lorimer
Friends, Associates Lady Margaret Sackville
LMS became, according to Mary Agnes Hamilton , one of those [e]verybody who was anybody in the anti-war movement, who gathered around Lady Ottoline Morrell .
Hamilton, Mary Agnes. Remembering My Good Friends. Jonathan Cape, 1944.
78
She was an occasional visitor at the Morrells'...
Friends, Associates Sarah Grand
During the war SG met William and Rachel Mary Tindall , Quakers who became close friends of hers. She also met and lunched with Thomas Hardy and Siegfried Sassoon .
Kersley, Gillian. Darling Madame: Sarah Grand and Devoted Friend. Virago Press, 1983.
118-19
Friends, Associates Mary Agnes Hamilton
One of Lee's beliefs, pronounced that evening, was: Patriotism . . . is the power to be ashamed of your country.
Hamilton, Mary Agnes. Remembering My Good Friends. Jonathan Cape, 1944.
74
MAH credits Lady Ottoline with holding the pacifist movement together; many meetings took...
Friends, Associates Rosamond Lehmann
RL was also a great success with the art-historian Bernard Berenson . Among a younger generation of artists and writers whom she often welcomed as guests were Siegfried Sassoon , W. H. Auden , Christopher Isherwood
Friends, Associates Charlotte Mew
In 1919 another admirer of CM 's poetry, Sir Sydney Cockerell (Director of the Fitzwilliam Museum at Cambridge), introduced her to Siegfried Sassoon , who became a champion of her work.
Fitzgerald, Penelope. Charlotte Mew and Her Friends. Collins, 1984, p. 240 pp.
170, 174, 197
Mew, Charlotte. “Introduction”. Collected Poems and Prose, edited by Val Warner, Carcanet and Virago, 1981, p. ix - xxii.
xi
Intertextuality and Influence Pat Barker
Barker opens with the text of Finished with the War, A Soldier's Declaration, issued in July 1917 by the writer Siegfried Sassoon , one of her real-life characters.
Barker, Pat. Regeneration. Viking-Penguin, 1991.
3, 71
She alternates scenes of...
Intertextuality and Influence Vera Brittain
She originally planned to write a novel based on her wartime experiences, but in November 1929, after having read the war memoirs of Edmund Blunden , Siegfried Sassoon , and Robert Graves , she began...
Literary responses Lady Margaret Sackville
Whitney Womack has recently written that LMS 's war poetry should be read alongside the war poetry of Rupert Brooke , Edward Thomas , Wilfred Owen , Siegfried Sassoon , and Isaac Rosenberg , as...

Timeline

From early summer 1915
Garsington Manor, near Oxford, the home of Lady Ottoline and Philip Morrell , became a centre for many pacifists, conscientious objectors, and non-pacifist critics of the war.
1919
Siegfried Sassoon published War Poems, and became literary editor of the Daily Herald.
1926
Siegfried Sassoon published Satirical Poems; they were frequently reprinted over the next few years.
1928-9
Historian A. J. P. Taylor notes that many influential books on the horrors of the First World War appeared during these years.
1928
The first prose work by poet Siegfried Sassoon , his early autobiographyMemoirs of a Foxhunting Man, became the first best-seller published by Faber and Faber (which adopted this name the following year).
1929
As well as Richard Aldington 's Death of a Hero, this year saw publication of Erich Maria Remarque 's All Quiet on the Western Front and Robert Graves 's Goodbye to All That.
22 May 1936
The Peace Pledge Union was founded by Canon Dick Sheppard .